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Creation and Application of Routines for Determining Physical Properties of Asteroids and Exoplanets from Low Signal-To-Noise Data Sets

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Astronomy is a data heavy field driven by observations of remote sources reflecting or emitting light. These signals are transient in nature, which makes it very important to fully utilize every observation. This however is often difficult due to the faintness of these observations, often are only slightly above the level of observational noise. We present new or adapted methodologies for dealing with these low signal-to-noise scenarios, along with practical examples including determining exoplanet physical properties, periodicities in asteroids, and the rotational and orbital properties of the multiple asteroid system 2577 Litva.
Title: Creation and Application of Routines for Determining Physical Properties of Asteroids and Exoplanets from Low Signal-To-Noise Data Sets.
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Name(s): Lust, Nathaniel, Author
Britt, Daniel, Committee Chair
Fernandez, Yan, Committee Member
Pensky, Marianna, Committee Member
Harris, Alan, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Astronomy is a data heavy field driven by observations of remote sources reflecting or emitting light. These signals are transient in nature, which makes it very important to fully utilize every observation. This however is often difficult due to the faintness of these observations, often are only slightly above the level of observational noise. We present new or adapted methodologies for dealing with these low signal-to-noise scenarios, along with practical examples including determining exoplanet physical properties, periodicities in asteroids, and the rotational and orbital properties of the multiple asteroid system 2577 Litva.
Identifier: CFE0005523 (IID), ucf:50307 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-12-01
Ph.D.
Sciences, Physics
Doctoral
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Subject(s): lightcurve -- photometry -- exoplanets -- near Earth asteroid
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005523
Restrictions on Access: campus 2015-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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